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Last Updated : Aug 09, 2019 08:23 AM IST | Source: PTI

Dutee Chand signs up with PUMA

The 23-year-old national record holder 100m sprinter will be equipped with custom-made performance gear to support her efforts to better her performances.

Global sports company PUMA announced the signing of India's fastest woman athlete Dutee Chand for her first association with a reputed brand. Dutee joins an impressive list of world class PUMA athletes, including sprint legend Usain Bolt.

The 23-year-old national record holder 100m sprinter will be equipped with custom-made performance gear to support her efforts to better her performances.

Last month, she became the the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal in the World University Games by winning the women's 100m dash in Napoli, Italy by clocking 11.32 seconds. She holds the national record of 11.26 seconds.

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"This is my very first exclusive brand association and I am thrilled that it is with a company that has worked with legendary athletes like Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive," said Dutee.

"It is great to see PUMA encourage athletes across sporting fields and I am humbled by their trust in me to represent the brand in India. This means a lot to me and I am excited about my association with PUMA."

Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director PUMA India, said, "Dutee's success is a result of a sheer display of her exceptional athletic capabilities and power on the track. Having rewritten the history of Indian sports in her explosive style, she represents everything we are as a brand.

"This partnership further reinforces our commitment to the sports ecosystem in India and we believe she will have a big influence in shaping the future of Track and Field in the country. We look forward to working with Dutee and being a part of her journey."

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First Published on Aug 9, 2019 08:20 am
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